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2013-12-03 23:02:08

A census of planets outside our solar system pierces the haze surrounding five "hot Jupiters" to find conclusive signs of atmospheric water. College

Five Alien Worlds With Water Detected By Hubble Space Telescope
2013-12-03 14:19:52

Two teams of scientists have discovered faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five exoplanets. This is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.

Two Giant Planets, Companion Star Discovered In Known Planetary System
2013-01-25 09:56:36

Astronomers discovered that the HAT-P-7 planetary system includes at least two giant planets and one companion star.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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